COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 has caused significant disruptions to normal practice. We are committed to continuous and ongoing care of our patients within the legal and ethical parameters as set out by national societies and our governmental framework. At present our practice continuous to see emergency and urgent cases. With the restrictions slowly being eased we are phasing in routine eye visits and routine eye surgery. It is important to note that if you are a high risk case for severe infection (Older than 65 years, Multiple other diseases like Diabetes / Heart Problems or immune-suppression) consider postponing your appointment depending on the type of eye problem you have. Unfortunately COVID-19 disease is likely to be present until 2021 so we cannot indefinitely delay all eye related care. We can provide selected patients with tele-consultations and can also issue electronic medication prescriptions to our chronic patients. Our practice has committed to creating a safe environment. Staff are screened daily and the practice is continuously cleaned. Please note a strict face-mask policy also – if you do not have a face-mask we will provide one for your visit. Please also maintain physical distancing in the practice to ensure the safety of yourself and others visiting the practice. Our surgery is performed in an outpatient surgical department which is designated as COVID-clean with specific restrictive measures in place there to prevent infection spread. Feel free to contact us by telephone or email if you have any ongoing questions regarding your visit to us.

Further Reading:

South African Government COVID-19 Website

National Institute for Communicable Diseases SA